• The Game

  • A Sports Romantic Comedy, Carolina Connections, Book 4
  • By: Sylvie Stewart
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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By: Sylvie Stewart
Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro
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Publisher's Summary

They say opposites attract. Someone needs to tell that to Emerson Scott.

Gavin

All I ever wanted was to play ball. When an act of sheer stupidity took that dream away, I thought I’d never bounce back. But now, I have the opportunity to coach an up-and-coming phenom, and I'm giving it all I've got. The fact that I've been lusting after his smoking-hot sister only sweetens the deal. Emerson may be buttoned up like a school librarian, but I play my best when I’m under pressure...and I always bring the heat.

Emerson

Never lose focus. Never lose control. Those are the first two rules in my carefully calculated plan for success. Finding myself thrown into the role of guardian for my little brother was not part of that plan. But I can adjust for Jay’s sake. I’m not about to let one change make me lose sight of my goals. Too bad Jay’s hot young baseball coach doesn’t seem to give a fig about my plans. He has one of his own - and it includes me. Gavin Monroe may play like a pro, but that boy will never win this game.

©2018 Sylvie Stewart (P)2019 Sylvie Stewart

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! After listening to this story,. I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were uniquely fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was a good book. The narrator was great.

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good addition

A great part of the series. I liked seeing the growth of the adults-parents. It was well overdue. I liked Emerson's changes and growth
throughout the story; in great part due to Gavin removing the scales from her eyes. Younger but wiser. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job bringing it to life.

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A delightful romcom

I love this series, and I doubt the author can disappoint me. In fact, this time, she tackles one of my favorite tropes, age gap with an older woman. Don’t be afraid, it’s a small age gap–though it could be a large life gap.

This book follows Gavin Monroe–Laney’s brother and ex-baseball star–and his pursuit of Emerson Scott, a lawyer we met in the previous book. When we first met Gavin, he was almost a bum: recently moved from his parents’ house to live with his older sister, no job, lazy. What a change he made since then! And he’s still changing during the story. He’s become quite a compelling character. Charming, loyal, driven, passionate–the total opposite of when we first saw him.

Emerson, though as driven as Gavin, is almost too serious–pleasure isn’t in her vocabulary. Until she meets Gavin. I loved the instant spark, and how eager Gavin was to try and seduce her, while she tried to avoid him because dating a younger guy wasn’t the image she wanted to project of herself. The contant push-pull was endearing.

All the ingredients I love in this series were there: humor, banter, crazy situations, sexy times. Even some life lessons that were written perfectly–for instance, don’t judge! A delightful romcom, perfectly narrated on top of that.

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The Game

A great romance filled with drama and laughter. This was a great addition to this series with a lot of really fun characters.

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The forth story in a great series

Finally we get Gavins story. Gavin had a dream that sho close he could taste it, until he made a very big mistake that ruined his chances forever. For the longest time he wallowed in sadness until finally he decided to do something about it. Emerson a young lawyer who wants to give her younger brother a stable place to live and finish high school. Turns out he’s a young baseball phenom just like Gavin was. A great romcom with laughs and tough feelings it perfect.

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I've really enjoyed listening to this series. I like how parts overlap from previous books. it's nice to see how far Gavin has come from book 1 to this one. you really wanted to root for him. I liked Emerson a lot too. she was strong and thought she had her life in order until Gavin came in and flipped it all upside down

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Good Fun Read!

This was a fun contemporary romance that has the feels that makes it a good read. It will keep you glued to your reader because you will want to know what happens with Gavin and Emerson.
This is a first for me from this author and this series but I was not lost in the story at all. I will go back and read the others because I want more and I want to read more about Gavin's past.
I listened to the audible version and enjoyed Kelsey Navarro (Narrator).

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Such a cute story!

Although an injury benched Gavin's dreams of a major league career, his talent sends him onto a new path, turning his world upside down. Well actually I think he turned Emerson's world upside down in truth. Emerson certainly never expected to fall for her brother's baseball coach but fate had other plans and although they both thought their love had been struck out, they ended up with a home run in the end. Such a cute baseball love story!

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Gavin and Emerson

I love Gavin and Emerson. Ari is exactly the best friend every girl needs! I love that all these standalones are connected.

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Excellent Audible book

I asked to receive this free review Audible book and wrote this unbiased review. This is a fun book to listen to and also contains some serious issues. Gavin has moved on from his depression after an accident ruins his career. Emmie has devoted most of her time to her career. Gavin plans on winning her over, but she has other plans. It's fun to watch her try to ignore her sexual desire for him. Their friends are more than happy to help and advise them. Lol

The narrator does an excellent job of portraying the emotions and personalities of these characters. She captures the frustrations that Emmie experiences. The narrator is easy to listen to and enjoy. I highly recommend this Audible book.

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  • Cathy Cay
  • 02-04-22

Brilliant

Another Amazing Story by Sylvie Stewart ,which I really enjoyed.
An older woman,younger man trope.
Gavin and Emerson's Romance has me hooked from the Start,they are opposites.
Gavin an Ex baseball player because of injury and Emerson a Lawyer,taking care of her teenage brother, who happens to be a Baseball Prodigy.
When he is approached by Gavin to go to the academy he works for ,that's when he meets Emerson....Sparks fly but Emmy cannot indulge in Boyfriends especially a younger one.So she does everything to resist his charms.
Kelsey Navarro did an excellent job at narrating both male and female characters,I am astounded by her talent.
This is such a captivating sweet and sexy book that I highly recommend
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  • Erin
  • 11-03-21

Home run of a love story

This was a home run!
I loved getting to see Gavin in his element.
Emerson & her bestie were amazing!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-01-20

The Game

A great romance filled with drama and laughter. This was a great addition to this series with a lot of really fun characters.

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  • joyly55
  • 07-24-20

There's no stopping this Alpha male 💕

Gavin won't take no for an answer when trying for a date with Emmy and she is running out of ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook as it is full of the hilarious characters found in this great series.
Laughed at Gavin's reaction when his brother-in-law ( Nate) asked him if his sister would like a baby! " Don't ask me man!!! And please don't talk about that kind of stuff to me!!"
The narrator did a fabulous job of bringing the story and the characters to life. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Whenwe
  • 07-18-20

Home run

I just LOVE this series and this latest offering is just as appealing as the ones before it. I laughed until I cried and it was wonderful to catch up with all the friends from previous novels. The storyline was brilliant and each and every character is soooooo vivid you feel as if you're right there with them.

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 05-22-20

This book will capture your heart

Emerson finds herself taking care of her brother. She is very responsible and knows what she wants. She has no room for romance with all of her aspirations. Gavin finds an opportunity to coach up and coming players. Gavin sets his sights on Jay and he will need permission from his guardian to coach him. When Gavin meets Emerson, things start to heat up. Gavin sets his sights on Emerson and nothing will stop him. The push and pull between these two kicks up the laughter. This was such a fun story. I loved the family vibe it had, and how responsible Emerson is. It really touched my heart how at such a young age she could stand up and are so much for her sibling. This has to be my favorite book of Sylvie Stewart. I love her writing, but this one really captured my heart.

Kelsey Navarro is amazing in her performance. Emerson is such a strong character and Kelsey brings her to life. Kelsey
narrates Gavin exactly as I imagined him. I love how she narrated the banter between Gavin and Emerson and had me in stitches. Kelsey has an easy to listen to voice, and is easy to follow. Her narration enhanced the overall experience of this story.

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  • Nina B.
  • 04-03-20

Hard workers & great friends

Odd parents, generous older sister takes care of 15 year old brother so he can play baseball. Baseball coach is a baseball star. The characters and their friendships are great. HEA. No cheating. The narration is great. I recommend this book.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 03-24-20

Awesome story!!!

I loved this book! The characters are like able and interesting, and oh so fun to read about!! The subject matter, however, had me cheering on Emerson all of the way (and cussing out her father several times)!!!

If you love stories about strong women and how they overcome parents who project standards on them rather than supporting them well, this is one!! This is excellent!!! Sylvie Stewart wrote a wonderful story of love and of a woman who’s priorities getting realigned to her own expectations rather than someone else’s.

Kelsey Navarro is an excellent voice artist and did a great job with this one!!!

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  • Amber N
  • 02-20-20

Sweet Fun

Totally fell for this romantic comedy. I'm not a sports person but I loved this audiobook. It had just the right amount. Really felt like I knew the hero and understood what he'd been through. Fantastic characters throughout the whole book! Sweet and fun read. Awesome narrator!
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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 02-18-20

love has no age

great story of falling in love with a younger man. I enjoyed this story of Emerson and Gavin. He may be 24 but doesn't act like it. It is like he has an old soul. He spots Emerson at a restaurant. He knows she is the one. Emerson is a lawyer and 5 years older. she is so busy trying to move up the corporate business ladder. she doesnt see that love is right there in front of her. Things happen to her and she soon realizes where her priorities land.
great characters, story line and just some funny moments.

Kelsey is an amazing narrator. she nails the characters and emotions..

highly recommend .. this Author is new to me and I'm going to read the other books in this series.
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